Gardiner Houlgate’s September Auction offers a plethora of vintage Fender and Gibsons

Elsewhere you'll find exquisite 50s and 60s Gibsons alongside left-field Japanese brands and cool short-scale basses

Gardiner Houlgate’s penultimate auction of the year takes place on September 9th and 10th, with an enormous array of vintage, player-grade and left-field guitars and amplifiers available. This month’s catalogue is jam-packed with exquisite electrics and beautiful acoustics, most notably a 1952 Gibson Les Paul Standard, equipped with P-90s and a trapeze tailpiece.

Swipe through the gallery below to see it along with what else going under the hammer:

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Elsewhere in the auction, you’ll find a 1966 Fender Precision Bass in Olympic White that’s aged to a beautiful blonde with a tortoiseshell scratchplate, alongside a 1978 Musicmaster bass that’s been refinished in sunburst. There’s also an achingly cool 1955 Gretsch Duo Jet “White Penguin” Conversion which would fool even the most ardent of players.

Also in this catalogue, alongside the aforementioned ’52 LP Standard, is a beautiful 1967 Gibson Trini Lopez, resplendent in a cherry finish with only minor lacquer checking. If those two models weren’t enough for the Gibson aficionado, there’s also a 1954 Gibson ES-275 in gold, with minor lacquer checking and the all-important green oxidisation, for true vintage appeal. Further highlights include a 2005 Epiphone 58 Korina Flying V, a 2013 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster in relic shell pink made by master luthier Jason Smith, a 1969 Fender Stratocaster in sunburst and a 1936 Martin F-7 archtop that’s been converted to left-handed.

Please note that there are changes to the usual sale format due to the ongoing Covid-19. Sale, viewing and collection procedures are as follows:

The auction will be an online-only sale via GH Live, commencing at 10 AM on both days. Internet bidding hammer prices are subject to a buyers premium of 22.5% + VAT (27% total). As normal commission bids and telephone bids will also be accepted. Note that telephone bids are only available for lots valued at £500 and above. The bidder must be willing to bid at least the lower estimate. Limited lines are available per lot and are booked on a first come first served basis.

Public viewing slots are as follows:

Friday 4th September – 10 AM – 4 PM
Monday 7th September – 9 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday 8th September – 9 AM – 5 PM

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